National Geographic Explorer

LUXURY (148 GUESTS)

Introduction

National Geographic Explorer was completely redesigned and rebuilt prior to being relaunched in 2008. The ship is equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment making it ideal for Antarctic expeditions, and offers a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the regions explored. The Explorer accommodates guests in 81 spacious outside cabins, most with feature windows and some with balconies. Public areas include a lounge and bar, a spa, fitness centre and sauna, and a choice of dining options that offer regionally inspired cuisine.

The ship is outfitted with the latest equipment for exploration – kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft, as well as hydrophones, HD cameras, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world.

DATES AND PRICES

Early Booking Offer:

Book before 31 Dec 2018 and save AU$1,000 on the following voyages. Subject to availability. Contact us to secure your preferred cabin.

 

Journey to Antarctica: 28 November 2019, 8 December 2019 departures

South Georgia and the Falklands: 24 October 2019 and 7 March 2020 departures.
Also receive complementary charter flights from Buenos Aires with the South Georgia and Falklands itinerary.

Prices in AU$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/EndsCAT. 1CAT. 2CAT. 3CAT. 4CAT. 5CAT. 6CAT. 7CAT A SoloCAT B SoloCharter Flight
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands18 Oct 2027 Nov 2024Buenos Aires$28,580$29,440$34,300$38,410$44,170$50,790$56,380$42,880 $48,000$1200
Journey to Antarctica17 Dec 2029 Dec 2012Buenos Aires$17,910$18,450 $21,490 $24,070 $27,680 $31,830 $35,330 $26,860 $30,090 $1200

Note: National Geographic return charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is an additional AU$1200 per person. This cost includes price includes 1 nights accommodation Buenos Aires (night 1 of the itinerary). If you prefer not to use this charter flight you can meet the ship in Ushuaia on day 2 of the itinerary. Contact us for details.

Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities onboard the National Geographic Explorer as well as kayaking

Prices in AU$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)

VoyageStart DateEnd DateStarts/EndsDaysCat 1 Double PortholeCat 2 Double WindowCat 3 Double WindowCat 4 Oversized DoubleCat 5 Double BalconyCat 6 SuiteCat 7 Balcony SuiteCat SA SoloCat SB Solo
Rounding the Cape: Patagonia and Chilean Fjords7 Oct 201825 Oct 2018Buenos Aires / Ushuaia18$23,740$25,530$26,570$28,150$33,290$38,740$44,380$31,900$33,200
South Georgia and the Falklands23 Oct 20188 Nov 2018Buenos Aires / Ushuaia17$21,240$22,670$23,920$25,440$30,730$35,440$41,100$28,330$29,890
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica07 Nov 201828 Nov 2018Buenos Aires / Ushuaia22Sold outSold outSold outSold outSold outSold outSold outSold outSold out
Journey to Antarctica27 Nov 20188 Dec 2018Buenos Aires / Ushuaia12$17,370$18,860$19,230$20,690$24,990$28,500$33,250$23,350$24,030
Journey to Antarctica17 Dec 201828 Dec 2018Buenos Aires / Ushuaia12$18,740$20,570$20,770$22,320$26,940$30,740$35,820$25,190$25,950
Journey to Antarctica27 Dec 20187 Jan 2019Buenos Aires / Ushuaia12$18,740$20,570$20,770$22,320$26,940$30,740$35,820$25,190$25,950
Journey to Antarctica6 Jan 201917 Jan 2019Buenos Aires / Ushuaia12$17,370$18,860$19,230$20,690$24,990$28,500$33,250$23,350$24,030
Journey to Antarctica16 Jan 201927 Jan 2019Buenos Aires / Ushuaia12$17,370$18,860$19,230$20,690$24,990$28,500$33,250$23,350$24,030
Journey to Antarctica26 Jan 20196 Feb 2019Buenos Aires / Ushuaia12$17,370$18,860$19,230$20,690$24,990$28,500$33,250$23,350$24,030
Journey to Antarctica05 Feb 201916 Feb 2019Buenos Aires / Ushuaia12$17,370$18,860$19,230$20,690$24,990$28,500$33,250$23,350$24,030
Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands15 Feb 201908 Mar 2019Buenos Aires / Ushuaia22Sold outSold outSold outSold outSold outSold outSold outSold outSold out
South Georgia and the Falklands7 Mar 201923 Mar 2019Buenos Aires / Ushuaia19$21,240$22,670$23,920$25,440$30,730$35,440$41,100$28,330$29,890

Note: National Geographic charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is an additional AU$620 per person and includes a night in Buenos Ares on day 1 of the itinerary or regular domestic flights can be booked separately and may be able to be included on your airpass and you can meet the ship in Ushuaia on Day 2 of the itinerary. Contact us for details.

Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities onboard the National Geographic Explorer as well as kayaking

2018-19 VOYAGES

For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 668 112 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au

Cabins

Cat 7 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #215, 219, 230 – These large cabins with private balconies have either two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen. They have seating areas and can be converted to triples. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, twin sinks and toilet.
Standard Cabin Amenities. The Category 7 suite is 30 square metres.

Cat 6 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #213 – These spacious cabins have private balconies, two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. These suites are 27 square metres.

Cat 6 Suite Veranda Deck #101-102 – These spacious cabins can be converted into triples. They have two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. These suites are 33 square metres.

category 5 with balcony

Cat 5 with Balcony Upper Deck #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224 – These cabins feature a balcony with sliding glass doors, feature one queen-sized bed, a writing desk and chairs, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. . (Cabin 221 has two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen.) Category 5 suites are 15 square metres.

Cat 4 with Window Upper Deck #201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228 – Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window. Cabin 217, 226 & 228 feature one queen-size bed. All cabins feature climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The dining room is on this deck and accommodates all guests at once. This cabin is 15.6 square metres.

Cat 4 Veranda Deck #103-104, 107-108 – Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The lounge and chartroom are easily accessible. The lounge is the social heart of the ship, and the chartroom offers direct bow access. This cabin is 16.5 square metres.

Cat 3 with Window Main Deck #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), one large window, and two sitting chairs and a small table and ample storage. They have a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 3 (23) is 19.5 square metres.

Cat 2 with Window Main Deck #317-320, 335-336 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), and one large window. They offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 2 (6) is 15.9 square metres.

Cat 1 Main Deck #301-308.

Cabins feature one or two Portholes. Most cabins feature two lower single beds. Cabins 303-306 feature one queen-sized bed. All offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming.

Category A Solo, Category B Solo  – 11.7m2 to 12m2

Cat Solo A with Window Main Deck #309-312, 329-334 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window or two portholes, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming.

Cat Solo B with Window Upper Deck #203, 208 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. The dining room and ship’s bow are easily accessible.

Cat Solo B with Window Veranda Deck #105-106 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. The lounge and chartroom are easily accessible.

Deck Plan

deck-plan

Ship Details

  • Lounge and separate bar
  • Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs
  • Large dining room
  • Theatre-style presentation room
  • Gift shop
  • Fitness room and massage room
  • Hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool

For passengers utilising pre-expedition package with charter flights to/from Ushuaia:
Group transfer from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires (only for flight arrival at set time)
1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and city tour in Buenos Aires
Group transfer from hotel to airport for charter flight to Ushuaia
Transfers from airport to pier for catamaran cruise including lunch

All passengers:
Cabin accommodation aboard cruise as selected
All meals aboard ship throughout your voyage
Non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as light snacks
Services of Expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
Presentations on history, wildlife, geography, etc.
Zodiac cruises and shore excursions in Antarctica with expedition team
Use of kayaks
A fully-lined windproof, water-resistant parka (note: you are required to provide your own knee-high rubber boots with high-traction soles)
Hairdryer and bathrobes in every cabin
Ushuaia group departure transfer to airport

Staff and Crew: 98

Guests: 148

Lifeboats: 18

Dimensions: Length: 112m Width: 16.5m Draft: 4.74m

Manoeuvrability: Bow and stern thrusters

Speed: 14.4 knots maximum

Built: 1982, Norway

Operator: National Geographic

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.
We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.